The U.P. Direct Recruitment through Public Service Commission Preliminary Examination Rules, 1986
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 6
(ii) "Government" means Government of Uttar Pradesh;
(iii) "Governor" means Governor of Uttar Pradesh;
(iv) "Post" means any post or posts, the selection for which is made through the Commission;
(v) "Service Rules" means the rules and Government orders governing the service and include the rules prescribing method of recruitment for post;
(vi) "Preliminary Examination" means screening test to be conducted by the Commission with the purpose of finding out suitable candidates for admission to the main examination or interview;
(vii) "Direct Recruitment" means recruitment directly made through the Commission either by competitive examination or by selection other than by Competitive Examination as may be prescribed in Service Rules and Government orders;
(viii) "Suitable candidates" means candidate securing minimum number of marks as may be fixed by Commission in its discretion at Preliminary Examination thereby enabling him to appear in the main examination or interview as the case may be;
(ix) "Main Examination or Interview" means the examination or interview as per relevant Service rules and Government orders.3. Holding of preliminary examination. - (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in relevant service rules or Government orders regarding recruitment, the Commission may, with the prior approval of Government hold preliminary examination for selection of suitable candidates for admission to main examination or interview, as the case may be. (2) Where a preliminary examination is held only such candidates as qualify in the preliminary examination will be entitled for admission to Main Examination or Interview, as the case may be. (3) The marks obtained in the preliminary examination will not be counted for determining the final orders of merit.
[(i) Preliminary examination will consist of two question papers of two hours' duration each in cases where it is to be followed by main examination. Out of the two question papers one will be the compulsory paper of General Knowledge and General Studies, while the other will be of one of the optional subjects which may be prescribed by the Commission with the concurrence of the Government;The ratio between the marks allotted for the compulsory and optional question papers shall be 1 : 2.]
(ii) In cases where selection by interview alone is prescribed the preliminary examination will be of one paper of two hours duration in such subjects as may be prescribed by the Commission in its discretion covering mainly questions on General Knowledge, General Studies and subjects relevant to the nature of job of the post.(5) Question papers will be set in the language allowed for main Examination and in English and Hindi in cases where selection by interview is prescribed in Service rules and Government orders. (6) The Preliminary Examination shall be held at places and on dates and time as is fixed by Commission. 4. Saving. - Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules the selection pending on the date of publication of these rules shall be continued and concluded in accordance with the relevant service rules and Government orders, as if these rules had not been in force.